|Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Edward Bellamy|
LibriVox recording of Looking Backward: 2000-1887, by Edward Bellamy. Read by Anna Simon. Looking Backward: 2000-1887 is a utopian novel by Edward Bellamy, , first published in 1888. It was the third largest bestseller of its time, after Uncle Tom's Cabin and Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The book tells the story of Julian West, a young American who, towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up more than a century later...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; science fiction; utopia; socialism; capitalism; Boston
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|The Story of Mankind - Hendrik van Loon|
LibriVox recording of The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon. Read by Michelle Crandall and Kara Shallenberg. Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states...
Keywords: librivox; literature; history; children; van Loon; world history; short stories; audiobook
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|The Thirty-nine Steps - John Buchan|
LibriVox recording of The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan. Reading by Adrian Praetzellis. Richard Hannay’s boredom is soon relieved when the resourceful engineer is caught up in a web of secret codes, spies, and murder on the eve of WWI. This exciting action-adventure story was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1939 classic film of the same name. John Buchan (1875-1940) was Governor General of Canada and a popular novelist...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; spies
Downloads: 185,758 (4 reviews)